|A Sandcastle Still - The Four Elements Of Analog - A Sandcastle Still|
The concept behind this album was to have four engineering friends with analog equipment and tendencies to record four songs each. Each engineer was given one of the four physical elements and asked to try and do their magic in such a way as to embody that element. The songs they recorded were selected to be the most fitting, lyrically and musically, for the element they were given. The album was recorded in July and August, 2002...
Downloads: 1,563 (5 reviews)
|aheartlesssolution - Self-Titled - aheartlesssolution|
This is A Heartless Solution's first MASA release, recorded together with Matt Fu (1985) one late night in the KUGS Recording Studio with Matt's four track and gear
Downloads: 4,384 (1 review)
|Your Heart Breaks - Self-Titled - Your Heart Breaks|
30 minutes of new-ish music from bellingham's favorite indie pop-stress in exile. hand painted covers and longing love songs about distances and differences... four-track pop madness and delicate-see's!
Downloads: 4,015 (1 review)
|Dear Nora & My Little Brother - It's Okay To Smile - Dear Nora & My Little Brother|
The sets on this album were recorded live at the Humdinger Haus on February 26, 2000, an all-ages show that alwso saw sets from Dressy Bessy and the Aisler's set. Dear Nora, as most by now know, is one of the West Coast's mostsweet, infectious pop outfits. This is an early, warm set from them and is a charming testament to the genius of Katy Davidson. My Little Brother are long time MASA cohorts, and their set is an accurate capturing of them in all their raw, pop brilliance and unrehearsed stum...
Downloads: 11,116 (1 review)
|Clamdust - Self-Titled - Clamdust|
Clamdust is James. James used to play in Language Arts, Bellingham's staple pop band of the last five years. This album is 16 tracks of four-tracked material that James wrote and recorded over the last 4-5 years. Mostly acoustic songs, they are filled out with all the lovely toys and harmonies that make modern indie pop just so sweet and delicious. Which isn't to say the album is all apple orchards and glee...
Downloads: 1,905 (1 review)
|Jimes - Less Than Or Equal To Music - Jimes|
This is the latest Jimes Release.
Downloads: 23,259 (4 reviews)
|Various Artists - Western Union Split EP - Various Artists|
This is a split between three newer, and more rocking, MASA acts with two songs from each band. The songs were all recorded in one day by kevin gay Durr at Billy Vicious Studios (aka B-18's practise space).
Downloads: 759 (1 review)
|Various Artists - Hello My Name Is MASA - MASA Records|
This is MASA Records first compilation in awhile and is an attempt to capture the past, present and future of the label at an important turning point.
|A Sandcastle Still - From Penrose To Montrose - A Sandcastle Still|
This is the latest A Sandcastle Still record and, discounting the future release of a covers record, might possibly be the last. Most these songs were wrote at the same time as they were recorded, ie, they were improv-ed and most others were less than an hour old at the time of their recording. The songs were recorded on a four track cassette recorder and a hand held cassette recorder over the period of several months in the winter of 2004 and came about a years worth of artistic silence, at lea...
|Jackie Fiegel - Light On EP - Jackie Fiegel|
Jackie Fiegel, now Jackie Bang, in her first (and last) non-compilation appearance on MASA Records.
|Wetness Protection Program - Procedure Three: Watergate - Wetness Protection Program|
This is the 3rd installment of the Wetness Protection Program.
|1985 Emaline EP - 1985|
This is the new 1985 recording called The "Emaline EP." Emaline is a Kasey Anderson song. There are four newer songs that follow, done int he new six-string electric form of 1985. And the last seven tracks are a live set at Dunes (Portland, OR) on 1/31/05 towards the end of the 1985/Tony Presley Winter Greyhound Tour to the presidential inauguration.
|The Farewell Bikeride - The Farewell Bikeride - The Farewell Bikeride|
This is a "Friends Of MASA Records" release and comes via Provo, Utah's Farewell Bikeride.
|Various Artists - Local Music, Local Action Local Change (Vol 1) - Various Artists|
This is the first installment of the Local MAC Series
|Various Artists - Tour EP - MASA Records|
This is the Tour Promo EP for the 1985/Circus Of The Stars/Goldstar Summer 2004 Tour.
|Cardinal - Federation Of The Iroquois - Cardinal|
|Cardinal - Michael Winslow Is The Human Sound Effect Machine - Cardinal|
this the debut and final studio album from Cardinal, a noisy and dark rock band. Featuring members of a sandcastle still, b-18 and the charm faucets, the project lasted about a year and half before folding in October 2003. The album was recorded over several months (March to August 2003) due to band members living in three different cities and the studio, Skrocki Studios, being in a fourth. "The Conversation" is an audio clip sample from the 1974 film of the same name.
|Circus Of the Stars - Geographics - Circus Of The Stars|
This is the second full album from Circus Of The Stars and was created as tour support for the Goldstar / 1985 / CotS summer 2004 tour.
|Various Artists - Hello My Name Is MASA - Various Artists|
This is a comp.
|Jimes & The Dodi Al Fayed - Whose Got The Money / Musical Legacy Split EP - Jimes & The Dodi Al Fayed|
Jimes was broke until they put out their first album, "Whose got the Money?" The popularity of the album gave them enough money to record an EP, aptly titled "EP EP EP EP." The music sounds like nothing heard before, unless Jimes has been heard before. The Dodi Al Fayed have been entrusted by the late Dodi himself to preserve his legacy via laying down "sweet jam" music to the audio archives that were his journals and diary, giving new meaning to the term "intimate grooves."
Keywords: Indie; Comedy Pop
|1985 - Dawn Treading - 1985|
The first full-length 1985 release. MASA number 033. Many songs were improv-ised, all were self-recorded (either via hand-hled tape recorder of four-track recorder).
|Sunset Riders "Demo" - Sunset Riders|
this is the new sunset riders demo...
Keywords: Mathy Heart-felt Low-Fi
|1985 - Where Tomorrow Lets Us Breathe - 1985|
this is the second 1985 album.
Keywords: Acoustic; Indie
|1985 - Where Tomorrow Lets Us Breathe - 1985|
This is the second album from 1985 and the first studio album. It was rushed out, a little too quickly, prior to the 1985 / Goldstar / Circus Of The Stars tour in August & September.
|Blair Harris - Blair Harris|
This Is Blair Harris, from Little Rock, Arkansas. Her first album, "My Name Is Blah," was self-released until MASA found out just how great Blairs music is. Some songs were self-recorded, others with the assistance of a friend (Ross Benson). Blair says: "I'm a one gal band. I play the guitar and vocal chords. All these songs are written by me and by the encouragement of a few special friends. Recently I've learned how to make my ears bleed and how not to play the viola."
Keywords: indie-pop; dark
|Jackie Fiegel "Light On" EP - MASA Records, Jackie Fiegel|
This is MASA Records 009, an EP by Bellingham songwriter Jackie Fiegel who later performed as Jackie Bang. These five songs were recorded by Clyde Peterson (of Your Heart Breaks) and the EP was released just ahead of a early summer 2000 west coast tour with fellow MASA act A Sandcastle Still. For more information, visit www.masarecords.com .
Keywords: Jackie Fiegel, MASA Records, The New American Underground, Indie, DIY, Punk Acoustic, Bellingham, Washington
|A Sandcastle Still "Bright Red Snowflake" - MASA Records|
This is one of the earliest releases from MASA Records found Matt Fu and his solo project at the time "A Sandcastle Still." The project has since morphed into 1985 which can be found at www.masarecords.com/1985.html Here are the words from the linear notes: "Sunflowers" is a Low song. "My Little Brother" is a My Little Brother song. "Psychic Intrusion" and "Sinatra" are Secret Stars songs. Recorded August 2001 in the right front entrance to the Old Main Building (Bham, WA) except "Reverence" rec...
Keywords: 1985, Matt Fu, MASA Records, The New American Underground, Low, The Secret Stars, My Little Brother
|"Friends Are Relatives" MASA Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation - MASA Records|
This is disk one ("Friends") of the MASA Records 10 Year Anniversary Compilation! Featuring 2 songs from 24 different bands from four main music scenes: Seattle, Bellingham & Olympia, Washington and Missoula, MT. Money from the sale of this compilation goes to local youth and culture activist groups in each of the cities. Seattle bands on this compilation are Herr Jazz, Alaskas, Sorry, Problems, 1985, aheartlesssolution and Your Heart Breaks...
Keywords: MASA Records, The New American Underground, Indie, Low-Fi, Punk, Pop, Acoustic, Seattle, Bellingham, Olympia, Missoula, Montana, Portland
|1985 "Live At The Nightlight (March 9th, 2006)" - 1985, Matt Fu|
This is a live set from the Seattle/Bellingham based group (duo, here) 1985 from a show at the Nightlight Lounge on March 9th, 2006. This was a dream come true sort of show for the band, as they were able to open up for their all-time favorite band Low (Of Duluth, MN). You can find 1985 online at: www.masarecords.com/1985.html (more info coming)...
Keywords: 1985, Matt Fu, MASA Records, Nightlight Lounge, Low, The New America Underground
|Circus Of The Stars - A Century Of Linguistics - Circus Of The Stars|
This is the first full-length from Circus Of the Stars, which is the solo project of Tim from My Little Brother.
|Jimes - In The Casino - Jimes|
Once upon a time, Jimes worked in a casino. This album is all about that.
Keywords: Indie; Comedy Pop
|Jimes - A Little Something For Everyone - Jimes|
This is the first full-length from Jimes following the split "EP" with The Dodi Al Fayed. It is a mixture of recent recordings, a live performance on 89.3 KUGS FM-Bellingham and also Jimes' first "jam session."
Keywords: Indie; Comedy Pop
|A Sandcastle Still - The 35th Hawthorne Biography - A Sandcastle Still|
Another spontaneous, ASS-worthy conceptualization. From the linear notes: "written and recorded in less than 60 minutes on a handheld cassette recorder inside the belly of sylvia on the corner of 35th street and hawthorne in portland, oregon late on the night of september 21st, 2002." dark, acoustic mellow drama.
|1985 "Live From Dunes 1/31/05" - 1985|
This is a live set from the 1985 January 05 tour with Tony Presley to the Presidential Inauguration and back. This show was at Dunes in Portland, OR and The Solvents (Port Townsend, WA) opened up the show.